Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in love. As Jesus says in John 15:13 “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” While he is certainly referring to his own impending sacrifice, the teaching applies to those who gave life in service of country and defense of comrades in arms. While we lift up courage and honor as central values this day, it is love that we celebrate most.
copyright 2020, Timothy V. Olson
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